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The McGill Library Rare Books and Special Collections began collecting rare materials in the 1850s, and through gift and purchase the holdings now constitute rich and highly diverse research collections. The humanities and social sciences and in particular art and architecture, Canadiana, history, literature, the history of ideas (philosophy and religion), travel and exploration, and the history of the book form the core of the collection. More information can be found on the library’s website http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/rarebooks/about


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2 volumes (xcvi, 578 pages) : xlii plates (some folded ; including frontispieces, maps, facsimiles), 2 folded maps (in pockets) ; 23 cm.
Topics: East Asia -- Description and travel., Pilot guides -- East Asia., McGill University Library...
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by Standard Brands Limited; University of Waterloo. Library. Women's Studies Collection. CaOWtU
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48 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Desserts., Cooking, Canadian., Baking powder., McGill University Library...
xxi, [2], 305 pages frontispiece (map) illustrations 20 cm
Topics: English language -- Slang -- Dictionaries., English language -- Dialects -- England -- London.,...
24, [2], [2], 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
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Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Flour., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
151 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Baking., Bread., Pastry., Flour., Five Roses Flour., McGill...
McGill University Library
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21 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
Topics: Cooking (Chocolate), Desserts., Cuisine (Chocolat), McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
McGill University Library
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471 pages : maps (some folded) ; 23 cm
Topics: Middle East -- History -- 19th century., Nationalism -- Middle East., World War, 1914-1918 --...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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eye 2,241
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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eye 1,895
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
40 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Topics: Desserts., Bread., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Desserts, Bread
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672; Goyer, Pieter de; Keizer, Jacob de; Ogilby, John, 1600-1676, translator; Schall von Bell, Johann Adam, 1592?-1666; Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680. China monumentis ... illustrata; Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
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327 (i.e. 307), 18, 106 pages illustrations 40 cm
Topics: China -- Description and travel., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Travel
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,645
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Morrisey, Louise Lane; Sweeney, Marion Lane, author; Club of Odd Volumes
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x, 215 pages 21 cm
Topics: Cooking, American., Gastronomy., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, American,...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung (1900); Bismeyer, Fritz, former owner; Königliche Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany); Verein Berliner Künstler; Düsseldorfer Künstlerschaft
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xii, 140 pages : illustrations, plans ; 17 cm
Topics: Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung -- (1900) -- Catalogs., Art -- Germany -- Berlin -- Exhibitions.,...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905; Martin, Sarah Catherine, 1768-1826. Old Mother Hubbard; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Absurd ABC
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4 volumes in 1 (8; 8; 8; [8]) leaves : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Nursery rhymes., Illustrated children's books., Fairy tales., Cats -- Juvenile poetry., Dogs --...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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eye 1,391
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,381
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,377
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Family Herald and Weekly Star,
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eye 1,368
favorite 3
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217, vii pages, [10] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
McGill University Library
by Martin, Rita
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164 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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eye 1,310
favorite 0
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
texts
eye 1,286
favorite 7
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203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
texts
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xvi, 768 pages, [34] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations (some color), 4 color portraits, 4 maps ; 28 cm
Topics: Franklin, John, -- 1786-1847 -- Travel -- Arctic regions., Arctic regions -- Discovery and...
McGill University Library
by Corbin, Henry; Nasr, Seyyed Hossein; McGill University. Institute of Islamic Studies. Tehran Branch; Dānishgāh-i Tihrān; Anjuman-i Shāhanshāhī-i Falsafah-ʼi Īrān
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xxxii, 702, 179, 21 pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Topics: Corbin, Henry., Corbin, Henry, -- -1978., Islam -- Doctrines., Sufism., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Francatelli, Charles Elmé, 1805-1876
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xv, 560 pages : illustrations
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, Cookbook Collection
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by Adler, Elkan Nathan, 1861-1946, editor
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xxiv, 391 pages viii plates (including frontispiece) 23 cm.
Topics: Voyages and travels., Travel, Medieval., Palestine -- Description and travel., Travel -- history.,...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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eye 1,123
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
40 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
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eye 1,089
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Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
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by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
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2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
McGill University Library
by Salon des Tuileries (6th : 1928 : Paris); Besnard, Paul Albert, 1849-1934
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146 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm
Topics: Salon des Tuileries -- (6th : -- 1928 : -- Paris, France) -- Catalogs., Painting, French -- 20th...
McGill University Library
texts
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348 leaves 19 cm
Topics: Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions., Pharmacy -- Early works to 1800., Formulas,...
McGill University Library
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4 volumes tables (some folded) 28 cm
Topics: Cuba -- Dictionaries., Cuba -- Gazetteers., Cuba -- Biography -- Dictionaries., McGill University...
303 pages, iv. : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Topics: Actors., Theater -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- History., Théâtre -- Québec...
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[409] leaves, bound ; 28.6 x 16.7 cm
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Topics: Qurʼan. -- Persian & Arabic., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.,...
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by Borden Company
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32 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm
Topics: Cooking (Evaporated milk), McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
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by Van Wyck, Carolyn; Photoplay Magazine (Chicago, Ill.)
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44 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Forbes, Marcelle Azra
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639 pages 22 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking
McGill University Library
by J.R. Watkins Company
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64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 16 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Swanick, Sean; McGill University. Rare Books and Special Collections; McGill University. Institute of Islamic Studies. Library; McLennan Library
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44 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Ghazzālī, -- 1058-1111 -- Exhibitions., Ghazzālī, -- 1058-1111 -- Bibliography --...
McGill University Library
by Robin Hood Flour Mills
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29 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Cookies., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cookies
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by Borthwich, John Douglas, 1831-1912
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531 pages, [54] leaves of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Topics: Montréal (Québec) -- Biography., Montréal (Québec) -- History., Montréal (Québec) --...
31 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Topics: Baking., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
McGill University Library
by Robin Hood Flour Mills
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15 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Baking., Christmas cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
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by Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778; Cunego, Dominicus, 1727-1794; Hamilton, Gavin, 1730-1797
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1 portfolio (32 plates) : illustrations ; 58 x 84 cm
Topics: Rome (Italy) -- In art., Rome (Italy) -- Pictorial works., Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, --...
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by Hoffmann, Professor, 1839-1919
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xi, 457 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Magic tricks., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Magic tricks
183, 3 pages, [11] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Flour., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Flour,...
McGill University Library
by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1194-1250, author
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cx, 637 pages : illustrations (some color), plates ; 29 cm
Topics: Falconry -- Early works to 1800., Falconry -- Bibliography., McGill University Library Digitized...
McGill University Library
by Martin, Rita; Robin Hood Flour Mills
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136 pages illustrations
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
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256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Canada -- Guidebooks., Canada -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1867-, Canada -- Conditions...
xvi, 154 pages 11 plates 35 cm
Topics: Bible. -- Gospels. -- Greek., Codex purpureus Rossanensis., Manuscripts, Greek -- Facsimiles.,...
McGill University Library
by Ford, H. J. (Henry Justice), 1860-1941. ill; Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912. edt; Longmans, Green, and Co. pbl; Spottiswoode & Co. prt
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xvi, 424 pages, [33] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction., Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction., Conduct of...
McGill University Library
by Hernández, Francisco, 1517-1587; Jiménez, Francisco, d. 1620, translator; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929
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lii, A-H, 300 pages, 1 leaf 3 facsimile 24 cm
Topics: Materia medica -- Mexico., Natural history -- Mexico., Materia Medica., Natural History., McGill...
McGill University Library
by Canada Starch Company
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66 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., Desserts., Baked products., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
by Curran, James Watson, 1865-1952
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xiv pages, 1 leaf, 88, 88A-88B, [89]-359, [1] pages including maps frontispiece, illustrations, plates 23 cm
Topics: America -- Discovery and exploration -- Norse., Great Lakes (North America) -- Discovery and...
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by Familex Products Company
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123 pages : color illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking,...
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by Sainte-Marie Edith, soeur; Ecole ménagère provinciale
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xvi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Topics: Cooking, French-Canadian., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
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by Meyerfield, Otto, -1934; Kunsthaus Lempertz; Kunsthaus Lempertz. Math. Lempertz'sche Kunstversteigerung ; 391.
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43 pages, 26 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Topics: Meyerfield, Otto, -- -1934 -- Art collections -- Catalogs., Painting, German -- 19th century --...
[16], 237, [11] pages, [26] leaves of plates (4 folded) : illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
Topics: China -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800., China -- Social life and customs -- Early...
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by Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, 1208 or 1209-1283 or 1284, author
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401 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24.5 x 15 cm
Topics: Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Illumination of books and manuscripts,...
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by Shahmardān ibn Abī al-Khayr, active 11th century, author; Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942, former owner; ʻAlāʼ al-Dawlah, of Tabaristan, honoree; 'Ali ibn Maḥmūd, known as Ṣāyigh al-Shīrāzī al-Murshidī. transcriber
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124 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 38 x 26 cm
Topics: Natural history -- Pre-Linnean works., Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- To 1600., Encyclopedias...
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by Hoffmann, Professor, 1839-1919
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10, 222 pages : illustrations, portrait
Topics: Magic tricks., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Magic tricks
McGill University Library
by Guarino, Veronese, 1374-1460
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3 volumes.
Topics: Guarino, -- Veronese, -- 1374-1460., HUMANISM., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Guarino,...